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an instrument for ascertaining the pressure of liquids or gases.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
ma·nom·e·ter(mă-nom'ĕ-tĕr), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation monometer.
An instrument for indicating the pressure of any fluid or the difference in pressure between two fluids, whether gas or liquid.
[G. manos, thin, scanty, + metron, measure]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. An instrument used for measuring the pressure of liquids and gases.
2. A sphygmomanometer.
man′o·met′ric (măn′ə-mĕt′rĭk), man′o·met′ri·cal adj.
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An instrument for measuring the pressure of gases or liquids.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
manometerA glass U-tube containing mercury or other liquid, and having a graduated scale, used to measure pressure in a gas. One end of the tube is left open, the other is connected by a flexible pipe to the source of pressure.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A device used to measure fluid pressure.
Mentioned in: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Analysis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
An instrument for measuring the pressure of gases, vapour, blood or the intraocular pressure directly. See intraocular pressure; tonometer.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
An instrument for measuring the pressure of fluids.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012